Present-day you meets 10-years-ago you for coffee. Share with your younger self the most challenging thing, the most rewarding thing, and the most fun thing they have to look forward to.
…you will be loved, hated, feared and misunderstood.
But they will love you anyway.
Your relationship with dad will deteriorate and he will not appreciate or benefit from your efforts to cover up for his problems. His demons will eventually roost. You should not blame yourself. You are a ‘good’ daughter.
Friends will come and go but the ones worth worrying about will make themselves known.
You will travel and it will change you. Make you feel alive and come out of your shell.
Love will test your faith in friendship. It will work itself out.
You will learn to do what is right for you and stop trying to please everybody as you will fail before you’ve begun.
Writing will comfort you. Never stop.
Never. Give. Up. Hope.